From South Orange Village Trustee Walter Clarke:
The United States Green Building Council of New Jersey has recognized chambersdesign (in partnership with Township of South Orange Village, SO Environmental Commission and SO Green Team, and South Orange Village Center Alliance) with an Innovation and Sustainability Best Practices – Sustainability Planning award. Each year USGBC NJ recognizes and presents Gala Awards to companies and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in green building and sustainability.
The award recognizes a variety of efforts undertaken by chambersdesign and these groups, viewed holistically to bring people together to create a community around and for sustainability with a town-wide approach to invest, innovate, and create sustainable places in South Orange, NJ.
Projects include the Parklet, Rapid Lounging program, Rain Park, South Mountain Annex Master Plan, and Open Space Inventory update. Not coincidentally, chambersdesign and the Environmental Commission are heavily involved with the planning and execution of the Roots To Rivers grant award and planting of native species along the southern portion of the Rahway River in South Orange to suppress invasive species, manage storm water, and beautify the area.
Bill Haskins is Chair of the South Orange Environmental Commission, Walter Clarke is the South Orange Village Board of Trustees liaison to the Environmental Commission. Images here were provided by Neil Chambers, member, Environmental Commission, and principal of Chambers Design.
Below is the submission for the USGBC NJ award: